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Bristol City Appoint New Director of Youth Recruitment

Fri 21st Jun 2013 | Football Club Management

Bristol City have appointed Brian Tinnion as the club’s new Director of Youth Recruitment.

The 45-year-old former player and manager returns to Ashton Gate to work in the Academy, overseeing the recruitment of players aged 13-to-21.

His return to Bristol comes after eight years spent in Spain, where he set up Soccer Schools in Malaga and scouted for Premier League side Everton.

Having spent 14 years of his life with City, Tinnion says his love for the club remains as strong as the day he arrived in March 1993.

He said: “This football club has meant so much to me over the years; I’ve put my heart and soul into it and it’s great to be back.

“I’ve learnt a lot over the past eight years, setting up soccer schools for youngsters and scouting for Everton, even taking David Moyes (former Everton boss, now in charge of Manchester United) to many games in Malaga.

“This new role is something that really excites me; it’s what I enjoy most about football. Discovering good young players and pushing them in their development.

“We need to start by ensuring we have the best Bristol boys at our club and then look further afield as we continue to nurture the players of the future.”

Interim Academy director Amy Kington said: “I’m delighted Brian has returned to Bristol City to assist the Academy.

“His wealth of football knowledge, both on and off the pitch, will provide the Academy with vital experience in youth recruitment.

“This is so vitally important to the future of this Academy. We want the best possible staff to ensure we create the best possible environment for our players to progress on their pathway to the first team.”

Tinnion made 551 appearances for City during 12 years as a player – scoring 42 goals – leaving him fourth in the club’s all-time appearances.

City’s Academy has been recommended for Category Two status, making it one of the most attractive youth setups in the South West.

 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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